Kevin , thanks so much for your reply ....as a "failed " bass player myself , I still find myself listening to songs , then realising all I did was follow the bass line .....
All the guys in your list are people I have followed for years , but I have never been lucky to see them live ;
The late James Jamerson ; The first time I read his name was in the early 70's in an interview with Jimmy Lea from Slade , who said "he is a genius ....and he only uses one finger to play the bass " I recently bought the dvd "Standing in the Shadows of Motown " , where some of his story is told ....a whole movie about him would be better
John Paul Jones ; .....seen Page & Plant live a few times , but not Zep ....maybe one day
Marcus Miller; ...i've seen Miles Davis live , but M.M was not in the band
( I will listen to the CR recordings from 84 with much more insight now
, as I was not really aware of Marcus Miller back then .
Jaco Pastorious ; ...i've seen loads of guys that were in Weather Report (Zawinul, Wayne Shorter etc) , but he's the one I would loved to have seen....coincidence ; just before I read your reply , I had been listening to Ian Hunter's "All American Alien Boy " , with a Pastorious bass solo that still makes me smile , all these years on
Again , Kevin , thanks so much for taking the time to reply , as I could talk "Bass " stuff forever
All the best